2022 Propain

Hugene CF 29" Performance

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension trail bike with ultra high-end components.
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Manufacturer Price

$5,458
Weight28.4 lbs  
FrameCarbon
SuspensionFull, 140 / 150mm
ForkRockShox Pike Ultimate
ShockRockShox Deluxe Ultimate
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetX01 Eagle, Truvativ Descendant Carbon
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Terrain
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Handling
nimblestable
Hugene CF 29" Performance
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

(climbing)

28 mph

Hugene CF 29" Performance

26 mph

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Spec Level

Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more.

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Sizing
SM

5'2" – 5'8"

MD

5'6" – 5'11"

LG

5'10" – 6'3"

XL

6'1" – 6'7"

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Rider Fit Notes
  • 6'1", size LG, Just right
Price History
Reviews
Enduro Mountainbike Magazine
Propain Hugene – In our 2022 trail bike group test

Jul 2022 · Simon Kohler

The Hugene can be customised down to the smallest detail using Propain’s online configurator. How does it fare in our 2022 trail bike group test?

Highs
  • Comprehensive online configurator

  • Excellent climbing performance

  • Playful and agile downhill

Lows
  • Stiff rear suspension costs traction

  • Long seat tube with short dropper post

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Loam Wolf
Long-Term Review: Propain Hugene

Dec 2021 · Robert Johnston

The Hugene delivers on Propain’s climbing, jibbing, and shredding promises and provides a capable platform to ride any mountain. Read our full review now!

Highs
  • Fun loving nature

  • Balanced all-rounder geometry

  • Efficient pedaller

  • Good value (outside the UK)

  • Bike configurator (EU only, for now)

Lows
  • 34 fork flex

  • Rear end sensitivity

  • Bike Noise (initially)

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Pinkbike
Field Test: 2022 Propain Hugene - The Definition of Balanced

Dec 2021 · Alicia Leggett

On its website, Propain boldly calls the Hugene the "one bike to rule them all." Has the German direct-to-consumer brand finally cracked the code?

Highs
  • Neutral, intuitive handling

  • Efficient climber

  • Lightweight

  • Lots of customization options in Europe

  • Sealed bearing covers

Lows
  • Less small-bump sensitivity than some bikes we tested

  • Ineffective frame port protection

  • Few customization options in the US

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BikeRadar
Propain Hugene Custom review

Apr 2021 · Tom Marvin

A true all-rounder, with performance that impressed on every trail we tested it

Highs
  • Incredibly composed rear suspension that doles out traction with generosity

  • Beautifully built, sleek carbon frameset that’s got a great shape

  • You can pick and choose parts

Lows
  • A little pedal bob when mashing the pedals

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Singletrack World
Propain Hugene Performance Review | One bike to rule them all?

Apr 2021 · James Vincent

James Vincent hops on the updated Propain Hugene and thinks it might be the one bike to rule them all. Read the full review here.

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Blend Carbon Frame

Fork

RockShox Pike Ultimate RCT3 140mm

Travel150mm

Spring TypeAir

Shock

RockShox Deluxe Ultimate RCT 140mm

Travel140mm

Spring TypeAir

Stem

SIXPACK Vertic 50

Handlebar

SIXPACK Millenium 805

Saddle

SIXPACK Kamikaze

Seatpost

Bikeyoke Revive

TypeDropper

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM X01 Eagle (1×12)

Crank

Truvativ Descendant Carbon Eagle 32t

Cassette

SRAM XG-1275 10-52 (1×12)

Brakes

SRAM G2 RSC, 200/200mm

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

NEWMEN Evolution A 30

Tires

Schwalbe Nobby Nic Supertrail

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